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This category relates to all things to do with parks in Preston including Avenham and Miller Park, Ashton Park, Haslam Park, Moor Park and others

Benches thrown in brooks and trees cut down in Moor Park and Haslam Park vandalism

The broken bench in the brook in Haslam Park Pic: Preston Parks Preston’s parks have been hit with a spate of vandalism throughout the sunny weekend. Picnic benches thrown into brooks, trees cut down and benches damaged are among the incidents. Preston […]

4 days ago
Preston Jazz and Improvisation Festival returning for 2024 to spread music and culture across the city

Prestonians enjoying Jazzin’ the Park on Winckley Square in 2023 Preston Jazz and Improvisation Festival is returning for 2024 with 26 exciting music and culture-related activities taking place across the city. The three-week festival is set to ignite the city […]

7 days ago
Man stabbed in chest at entrance to Miller Park

A police cordon remains in place in West Cliff Pic: Blog Preston A man has been stabbed in the chest near Avenham and Miller Park. Preston Police have closed off the entrance to the park from West Cliff. A police presence has […]

7 days ago
Man’s walk around Avenham and Miller Parks ‘spoiled’ by overflowing rubbish

Every bin in Avenham and Miller Parks was overflowing with rubbish. Pic: Daniel Thompson A man’s walk around Avenham and Miller Parks has been ‘spoiled’ at the weekend by overflowing rubbish. Daniel Thompson, who lives in Preston, went for a stroll on Sunday afternoon […]

1 week ago
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Excitement builds as Old Tram Bridge replacement work officially begins

At the Old Tram Bridge on 16 May Work has officially begun on the replacement of Preston’s Old Tram Bridge. Blog Preston attended as key stakeholders including councillors, engineers and architect John Bridge gathered at the site today […]

1 week ago
Moor Park drug dealing crackdown sees five arrests made after police chase ends in a bush

Looking across Moor Park Pic: Lisa Brown A police crackdown on drug dealing in Preston’s largest park has seen five arrests made. Two men and three teenagers were arrested by Preston Police during an operation on Moor […]

1 week ago
BBC Radio 2 In The Park expected to be ‘multi-million pound boost’ for Preston

BBC presenter Richie Anderson in Moor Park to announce the festival Pic: BBC The return of a major BBC-backed music festival to the city could be worth a £4million pound shot in the arm, according to business groups. BBC Radio 2 In The […]

3 weeks ago
‘Drainage concerns’ and ‘fabulous facilities’ – reaction to Ashton Park sports hub approval

Residents opposed to the redevelopment of Ashton Park in Preston say their collective voice has been given “less weight” than organisations that were consulted over the project. They were reacting […]

4 weeks ago
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